1)Harit Sagar Guidelines 2023

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) has introduced the ‘Harit Sagar’ Green Port Guidelines 2023 to foster sustainable development in India’s port industry. Launched by Union Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, these guidelines aim to revolutionize port development, operation, and maintenance while contributing to fulfilling Prime Minister Modi’s Panchamrit commitments.

The ‘Harit Sagar’ Guidelines prioritize ecosystem dynamics in all aspects of port development. By aligning with the ‘Working with Nature’ concept, these guidelines minimize the impact on harbor ecosystem components. The goal is to foster sustainable growth while preserving and enhancing the ecological balance within port areas.

2)National MSME Council

The inaugural meeting of the National MSME Council, held on 10th May 2023, marked a significant milestone in overseeing coordination, synergies, and advancements within the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector. This article explores the purpose, importance, and outcomes of the meeting, which operated within the framework of the RAMP programme. Launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the RAMP programme aims to enhance the performance and development of MSMEs.


The National MSME Council plays a pivotal role as an administrative and functional body responsible for coordinating efforts between Central Ministries/Departments, facilitating Centre-State synergies, and providing guidance and monitoring progress in MSME sector reforms.


Lithium Reserve in Rajasthan’s Degana

India recently discovered lithium reserves in Rajasthan’s Degana (Nagaur), marking another step towards achieving the country’s net zero emissions goal. This is the second lithium reserve to be discovered in India, after the 5.9 million tonnes lithium reserves in were found in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir three months prior.

Lithium, known as “white gold,” has become a highly sought-after metal, especially for the electric vehicle (EV) industry, given India’s ambitious targets of achieving 30 per cent electric vehicle sales of total new vehicle sales and increasing non-fossil energy capacity to 500 GW by 2030.

The discovery of lithium reserves in India will enable the country to reduce its dependence on foreign countries and control the fluctuating price of lithium. India is well positioned to become the third largest market for EVs in the next four years, making lithium reserves a promising investment for the country’s EV industry.


Motor Vehicle Aggregator Scheme 2023

The Motor Vehicle Aggregator Scheme 2023 was approved recently by the Delhi Chief Minister. It marks a significant milestone in the regulation of cab-aggregators and delivery service providers.

The Motor Vehicle Aggregator Scheme 2023 sets a groundbreaking precedent in India, making Delhi government the first in the country to mandate the transition of commercial vehicles from conventional fuels to electric power. This forward-thinking approach exemplifies Delhi’s commitment to environmental sustainability and serves as a catalyst for other regions, accelerating the widespread adoption of electric vehicles across the country.


Water in Uranus’ Four Moons

NASA scientists have discovered in a new study that there can be water in the four large moons of Uranus. The new findings suggest that the 4 moons of Uranus may have deep oceans beneath their ice-capped surfaces. The four of Uranus’ largest moons are – Ariel, Umbriel, Titania, and Oberon.

Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun and the coldest planet in the solar system. Uranus has 27 known moons.

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